What is a Wellness Guide? A Wellness Guide is like a coach or a navigator who helps you discover where you are and where you want to go. Guides work on creating solutions and effecting change in regards to your eating and lifestyle habits; helping people to set and reach goals that they might otherwise not achieve without support.
Your guide will motivate and support, using their experience to provide the resources and tools that will help you to achieve your goals and to coordinate the many resources and health care options available through this and other programs. During the courses, students complete check-in forms and status reports so that any problems or questions can be addressed.
Unlike traditional medicine which is geared to treat symptoms, a broader, more holistic approach is taken; one that focuses on prevention, implementation strategies and results. The EatGreen Nutrition Wellness Guides combine therapeutic nutrition, body typing, intuitive eating techniques and lifestyle coaching as they also consider lifestyle factors when working with clients. Beyond the information you receive from your personal health profiles, you also have the option to receive personalized support from the certified Wellness Guides with group support options, too.
What's the Difference between a dietitian/nutritionist and a Wellness Guide? Sometimes there is no difference. It really depends on the person's style or specialty and their training, too. Oftentimes, dietitians do not look at the WHOLE picture and do not do as much educating of the client. This however, is a very general statement.
Many nutritionist are integrative and include the whole scope of wellness in their programs. A certified Master Nutrition Therapist is a very specific titled earned by those who successfully complete the NTI program consisting of a total of 644 hours of training and internships; after which a student is awarded a diploma as a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT). As a MNT, we understand that the foods that you eat today have a direct correlation to the level of health and the quality of life that you will have tomorrow. By completing the coursework to become certified as a Master Nutrition Therapist (CMNT), one is able to assess, implement and monitor the nutritional status of an individual. A MNT is dedicated to the promotion of long-term health through nutrition education. Nutrition therapy uses whole foods and therapeutic supplements to balance the body’s systems; the science of supplying the body with the right mixture of nutrients. Adjusting the diet, eliminating junk foods and ingesting the proper doses of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids often corrects metabolic & chemical imbalances.